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Readmission Timeline

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Take a walk down memory lane with the Q-Centrix Readmission Timeline. Our infographic is a snapshot of the events that created a few troubling trends in hospital readmissions.

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Readmission Timeline

  1. 1. A report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation puts early readmissions in the spotlight: “The US healthcare system suffers from a chronic malady—the revolving door syndrome at its hospitals.” HOSPITAL READMSSION PROGRAM CMS launches HRRP to incentivizelower hospital readmissions. Hospitalswith readmissions exceeding theexpected rate will be penalizedfinancially. GROWING PENALTIES 2,000 HOSPITALS PAY PENALTIES CMS ADDS MORE CATEGORIES 2008 A Snapshot of Troubling Trends in Readmissions CMS BEGAN MEASURING READMISSIONS 2010 2012 ROBERT JOHNSON FOUNDATION REPORT 2013 2015 2017 Measurement started with congestive heart failure, pneumonia and acute myocardial infarction. Performance is measured in three-year increments and then reported. CMS adds new readmissions for COPD, heart attack, and hip/knee replacements, diagnosis groups which contribute substantially to overall hospital readmissions. 2,000 hospitals penalized for excess readmissions in first year of HRRP. The penalty reduces Medicare reimbursement for all patients discharged in the affected year. Poor hospital performance and the addition of new penalty groups leads to more than 2,600 hospitals facing a penalty for excess readmissions. Hospital reimbursement is reduced by $428 million, up from $227m in 2014. CMS Announces Bundled Payment CMS ADDS MORE CATEGORIES CMS to penalize hospitals for excess coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) readmissions, which is expected to increase size of penalties even more. Visit www.q-centrix.com/readmission-reduction for readmission reduction resources and best practices. linkedin.com/company/q-centrix twitter.com/qcentrix Though % of hospitals penalized continues to increase, Q-Centrix survey reveals that hospital executives are confident in their ability to reduce readmissions.

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